Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother - I Ruff You!

A fun free 4 all challenge over on Split Coast last Friday - to cut out of the box and emboss. I followed the technique instructions in the Split Coast forum. I used my brandy new Labels 10 Nestability for my framing. I also embossed the label after cutting it to meet the challenge requirements!

This beautiful heart with the Celtic Lunette design, matching digitial patterned paper and the sentiment are all from Waltzingmouse Stamps My card today is very clean and simple. I popped up the label on foam dimensionals and then just added 3 sticky gems to the lower corner!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Spring Baskets (sentiment), Celtic Heritage (Heart)
Paper: white, hibiscus burst - PTI, Celtic Lunettes Digital Patterned paper/Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Hibiscus - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensioinals, gems, labels 10 Nestabilities, cuttlebug


I don't have a lot of time to stamp after work so I try to get lots of challenges into a card if I can - so today I was able to hit 4 challenges!

I used the Split Coast color challenge Apricot, sage, grey - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, and the The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge was to use cork.

And I'm bringing my little flying doggie (Angel Yappy) to da Mudder's Teaparty - which is at the Kentucky Derby this week - we have to ride something there to participate in the race because all of the horses went on strike - Yikes I hope flying counts!?!?! LOL!! Read all about the Split CoastTuesday Teaparty craziness here.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: The Cats Pajamas - Angel Yappy, Love Comet, I Ruff You
Paper: white - PTI, Apricot appeal, sage shadow - SU, DP Basic Grey/Archaic
Ink: memento tuxedo black, Sage Shadow & Apricot Appeal - SU
Accessories: lace, heart punch - McGill, cork, heart Sizzix die, sponge, foam dimensionals, scor tape, hand made cloud template

17 comments:

Edna said...

Both are lovely cards, great use of technique on the first, the heart is perfect for that label.... love the litte scene on the second, great use of colour too!!

Sharli said...

Hi Julia! The first card is amazing - I love how the heart just lifts off from the label - and that digi background paper - - - I thought you had stamped that and was wondering if I could do the same?! Hmm. Maybe I need to think about these digi papers.

Your flying doggie though - that card is a hoot! I love the teaparty story challenges - watching them, that is! Good one!

Hugs!

Velta said...

Oh I love both cards...love the way you make your clouds...they look so real!!

Deb Neerman said...

Love the elegant simplicity of this card, Julia. So pretty!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love the simple elegance of your first card!! Great use of that die!! The second is too cute!! Great designs,colors, and images Julia!! Love them!!

dpkennedy said...

Aw, these are both so sweet...one elegant and one witty! Love them!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful cards! I love the soft pinks on that first one...gorgeous CAS design. The cupid puppy and the clouds on the second one totallly made me smile....WAY cute!

Crystal said...

These are just fabulous Julia...WOW the CAS for Mother's Day is just perfect and the second one is just WAY TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your simple yet elegant Mother's Day card and the tea party cards always bring on a smile...the stories are a hoot!

maryr917 said...

love your mothers day card-and the labels 10 nestie-its a great shape

your cute little doggie going to the tea party cracked me up-the card is so cute-nice work on all the challenges you hit

Betty Wright said...

Both are fantastic, Julia! LOVE how you did the out of the box heart design with the spellbinders in the top one. Love the cork heart in the second one! Great effect and super cute!

Joanne Travis said...

I am like 90% Irish so I am totally drawn to the Celtic knot designs. This is really beautiful in it's elegant simplicity. I need to pop over to Claire's site and check this out. Gorgeous work, my friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Love that first card - stunning in its simplicity~~

Francie G. said...

Love your elegant out of the box heart! The ruff doggy is just too cute! Reminds me of Dennis the Menise's dog Ruff! Too cute! Great clouds!

Joan Ervin said...

You have been busy, Julia...I love your heart card...such a pretty design and the little flying dog cracks me up...tooo cute!!!! I am really late to the tea party...maybe I can finally show up tomorrow!!!

Karen Barber said...

Great cards Julia- both done with your awesome style and flair!!

Peggy said...

Both of your cards are just lovely!!